Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Jo Lucas

Hello – welcome to TinyTalk South Derby and Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

I’m Jo – Your baby signing teacher. I have one mini signer of my own, Charlie, who is 3.

Charlie and I started attending baby signing classes in South Derby when he was 6 months old and we were hooked from day one! Charlie's first signs included milk, food and duck and it was so exciting to be able to communicate with each other from such
a young age. As the months went on, our signing vocabulary grew together and I just adored the bond this brought to us. Signing hubby got in on the act too and before we knew it we were a signing family! Charlie could tell us when he’d spotted a dog, or an aeroplane, or if he wanted to go to the park. Signing proved very helpful within our daily routine too. It often meant we could avoid frustration by explaining what was happening. At bedtime Charlie would often ask for ‘more playing’ but I could explain it was ‘bedtime’ and we would do ‘more playing’ when we ‘wakeup’!

Signing from a young age gives your baby the confidence to communicate and reassures them of their understanding of the world. Signing is always used alongside the spoken word which often support early verbal communication.

As well as being educational – TinyTalk classes are so much fun! The 1hr class is split into two halves. During the first half we do signing, singing and sensory activities all structured around a weekly theme. The themes vary regularly, so we're always learning something fresh and new. We use lots of fun props to bring our songs to life and stimulate your baby’s imagination! The second half of our class is social time for babies and carers. There are refreshments provided for everyone (some of us may not have had a hot cup of tea in a very long time indeed!), and lots of fun toys for your babies to play with. This social time is great for meeting other mums and dads in the area and sharing stories (stresses and successes!).

I currently run TinyTalk baby signing classes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Castle Donington and Chellaston.

So come and join us – I would love to share the magic of TinyTalk with you and your baby!

Bookings now open for Spring Term 2019, please complete an Enrolment Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/Ric05bg22EiC2cxI2

Meet Jo...

Children:Charlie - 3


Favourite Sign:Turtle!

Qualifications:Chartered Mechanical Engineer. ABRSM Grade 8 piano.

Favourite Film:Trolls - because its the first film Charlie and I watched together!

Pet Hate:Misuse of parent/child parking spaces

Secret Passion:Woodwork - Let me grab my hammer and chisel!

I most admire:My mum - she had three girls under three!

I love baby signing because:It lets us communicate with our babies before they can speak. It gives us a window into their world and they're so happy to be understood!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing


Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Ashby Methodist Church 5 Burton Road Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 2LF

£6.50 per family per class
Note:10% discount applied for full term bookings (12 or 13 weeks)
Directions:Parking and access via Co Op carpark - entrance on Derby Road. Free parking for 1hour - need ticket from machine.

Thursday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Castle Donington Community Hub 101 Bondgate Castle Donington DE74 2NR

£6.50 per family per class

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Chellaston Methodist Church High Street Chellaston DE73 6TG

£6.50 per family per class
Note:10% discount applied for full term bookings (12 or 13 weeks)

Friday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Chellaston Methodist Church High Street Chellaston DE73 6TG

£6.50 per family per class
Note:10% discount applied for full term bookings (12 or 13 weeks)

Special Offers

  • Book Through HOOP:
  • FREE first class:
    Fancy doing baby signing but you would like to see what it is all about first? Did you miss that taster you really wanted to go to? Why not come along for FREE for your first class to see how brilliant it really is. Please contact me directly to book your FREE trial session.
  • SUMMER TERM 2019:
    My Summer Term will run from 25th April - 19th July 2019. TinyTalk classes are designed to let you join at any time (space permitting), not just at the start of term. Term Dates Classes 1st Half Term: Thursday 25th April - Friday 24th May (5 weeks) Half Term Break: No classes 30/31st May or 6/7th June Classes 2nd Half Term: Thursday 13th June - Friday 19th July (6 weeks) To book yourself a place, please complete an enrolment form at the following link: https://forms.gle/skDQx9LQKPXRJ48TA

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 13 June - 19 July

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